On the crisp and sunny afternoon of Monday, Sept. 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences welcomed the incoming members of the Class of 2019. The class has 360 members, of whom 139, or 39 percent, are women. Noting that engineering students represent 27 percent of the University’s incoming freshman class, Dean H. Vincent Poor told the students that “engineering is a very large part of Princeton.”

Following a brief introduction by Poor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Peter Bogucki, the freshmen heard from representatives of the school’s six departments and various engineering-related student organizations. The students were then greeted by juniors and seniors who led the freshmen to meetings with their faculty advisers.